Vacuum Coating Products Intern - Summer 2020 in Cheswick, PA at Vitro

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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Job Description

Vitro is looking for an Vacuum Coating Products Intern for Summer 2020

About Vitro

Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, Vitro is one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers, the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the premier glass producer in Mexico. With more than 14,000 employees at operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Vitro produces, processes, distributes and markets a wide range of glass products that are part of daily life for millions of people across the globe.

Throughout the Company’s history, Vitro has demonstrated a commitment to developing industry-leading technologies through continuous research and development initiatives and investments. This fundamental, integrated focus on developing new products and technologies has produced a product portfolio that spans multiple industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and commercial construction. The Company also is a supplier of raw materials, machinery and equipment for industrial use.

Recently, Vitro’s acquisition of PPG Flat Glass and Pittsburgh Glass Works reinforced the company’s commitment to excellence in glass manufacturing, research and development and sustainability while cementing the company’s global leadership position in the commercial, residential, specialty and automotive glass markets. The integration of these entities into the Vitro organization strengthens the company’s portfolio with industry-leading brands and technologies, including Solarban® solar control low-emissivity glass, Starphire Ultra-Clear® Glass, WeatherMaster® heated windshields and doors as well as proprietary oxygen-fuel furnace technology for improved environmental performance in the glass manufacturing process.

As a socially responsible company, Vitro uses accountable corporate management and the framework of its Sustainability Model to exert a positive influence on the economic, social and environmental interests of its stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Preferred degrees:

  • Physics
  • Material Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering 

Responsibilities include:

  • Mechanical Durability Metrology Improvement Project. Taught how to do one or more of the following mechanical durability tests: Wet Rub Test, Glove Rub Test, Wet Brush Test, Dry Brush Test, and possibly others, and how to rate the degree of damage using the various qualitative scales that have been, and continue to be, used at GTC for such tests.
  • Acquire data from the damaged area of samples, resulting from one or more of the aforementioned tests, using the Hunter spectrophotometer and the Visible Light Scatterometer (VLS).
  • Analyze the data for potential correlations so as to assess the potential of the Hunter's specular-excluded reflectance measurement capability and/or the Visible Light Scatterometer (VLS), as a metrology tool to, at least semi-quantitatively, provide a useful metric to quantify the degree of mechanical damage/scratching in one or more of the aforementioned tests.
  • Identify other mechanical durability metrology options (e.g., pin-on-disk tribometer, wet sled for coefficient-of-friction measurements, nanoscratch, etc.) for thin film coatings that we should consider acquiring at Vitro.